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Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

Arena

The 4,000-seat Cedar Rapids Ice Arena (CRIA) offers two sheets of ice (one Olympic, one NHL) for the enjoyment of Cedar Rapids citizens and visitors. Many events have been held at the ice arena over the years, from USHL games to youth hockey games, figure skating training and speed skating practices, curling, state wrestling and volleyball competitions, and high school graduations. The facility offers skate rental and sharpening services.

USHL RoughRiders

The CRIA is home to the RoughRiders, a Junior A USHL-sanctioned hockey team coached by Mark Carlson. Established in 1999, the RoughRiders won the Clark Cup in 2004-05 and the Anderson Cup in 2004-05 as well as 2010-11.

Programs offered by the ice arena

The CRIA employs a Hockey Director and Skating Director. The ice arena oversees several figure skating, public skate, learn-to-skate, and youth house league hockey programs as well as competitive adult league hockey programs. Seasonally the ice arena will also offer special sessions including power skating, individual skills training, and coordinated 3-on-3 play. Various camps also make the rounds to the ice arena in the summer, with the Greg Carter European Hockey Camp among those providing specialized training. Visit the ice arena website for more information about its programs.

Ice arena location and contact information

Nicknamed “The Stable,” the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena is located at 1100 Rockford Road SW in Cedar Rapids. One of the parking lots is shared between the CRIA and Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a farm baseball team for the Minnesota Twins. The Cedar Rapids indoor football team, the Titans, was headquartered in the ice arena until spring 2013 when it relocated to a new multi-purpose facility in downtown Cedar Rapids, the U.S. Cellular CenterContact information for the general manager, hockey director, and other staff is available on the CRIA website.

Map to the ice arena

Businesses convenient to the ice arena

Below are a few listings of some restaurants, stores, and hotels that may be helpful if you are visiting the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

Restaurants and Retail

  • Find Culver’s, Texas Roadhouse, IHOP, Wendy’s, Carlos O’Kelly’s, Pancheros, Panera and more grouped together in the 2300 block (east side) of Edgewood Road SW.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings, Ghenghis Grill, and Coldstone Creamery are in the 2200 block (west side) of Edgeoowd Road SW.
  • A Wal-Mart and Super Target are also in this general vicinity on Edgewood Road.
  • Lindale shopping mall may be found at 4444 1st Avenue NE, open 10am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.

Lodging

  • Hampton Inn, 3265 6th Street SW, 319-364-8144  (complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi; pool and fitness center; meeting room available for team parties)
  • Hometown Inn & Suites, 3315 Southgate Court SW, 319-362-9012  (complimentary in-room refrigerator and coffeemaker; laundry facility; indoor pool; WiFi; expanded hot/cold breakfast)
  • Red Roof Inn, 3243 Southridge Drive SW, 319-364-2000
  • Clarion Hotel, 525 33rd Avenue SW, 319-366-8671

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